16 days in Florida Itinerary

16 days in Florida Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Florida itinerary planner

Make it your trip
— 2 nights
Key Largo
— 2 nights
Key West
— 4 nights
— 5 nights
Merritt Island
— 1 night



— 2 nights

Magic City

Florida’s mecca of fun in the sun, the lively tropical metropolis of Miami is one of the world’s top vacation spots.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like South Beach and Florida Airboat Rides. Step out of Miami with an excursion to Stranahan House in Fort Lauderdale--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the engaging exhibits at Miami Children's Museum, examine the collection at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, take a stroll through Lincoln Road, and stroll around Lummus Park Beach.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Miami route maker tool.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Miami is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 9 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Miami at 38°C and lows at 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Key Largo.

Things to do in Miami

Museums · Tours · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Key Largo

— 2 nights

Diving Capital of the World

The northernmost island of the Florida Keys, Key Largo provides stunning scenery, a number of watersports opportunities, and plenty of areas to relax on vacation.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): observe the fascinating underwater world at Island Dolphin Care, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then admire the majestic nature at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Florida Keys Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center, then indulge in some personalized pampering at Island Time Day Spa, and then admire all the interesting features of Spiegel Grove.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Key Largo online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Miami to Key Largo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Key West.

Things to do in Key Largo

Parks · Wildlife · Spas · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 18 — 20:

Key West

— 4 nights

Conch Republic

Located just 140 km (90 mi) from Cuba, Key West is an island only about 6.4 km (4 mi) long and 1.6 km (1 mi) wide.
Kids will enjoy The Ernest Hemingway Home and Museum and Scuba & Snorkeling. Explore Key West's surroundings by going to SpaTerre at Little Palm Island Resort (in Little Torch Key), Marathon (The Turtle Hospital & Sombrero Beach) and Big Pine Key (National Key Deer Refuge & Bahia Honda State Park). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, get engrossed in the history at Fort East Martello Museum, see the interesting displays at Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum, and stroll the grounds of Key West Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Key West online visit planner.

Getting from Key Largo to Key West by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to fly to Orlando.

Things to do in Key West

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 24:


— 5 nights

Theme Park Capital of the World

For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Bring the kids along to Universal Orlando Resort and SeaWorld. Have a day of magic on the 27th (Tue) at Walt Disney World Resort. Pack the 29th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Universal's Islands of Adventure. There's still lots to do: cool off at Discovery Cove, make an unforgettable trip to Magic Kingdom Park, and look for gifts at M&M'S World Disney Springs.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Orlando trip maker site.

You can fly from Key West to Orlando in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Key West in July, Orlando is a bit cooler at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Merritt Island.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 29:

Merritt Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look and learn at NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, and then engage your brain at Space Shuttle Atlantis.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Merritt Island trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Orlando to Merritt Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle. In July in Merritt Island, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Merritt Island

Childrens Museums · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

Florida travel guide

Disney Parks & Activities · Beaches · Theme Parks
The Sunshine State
The “Sunshine State,” Florida became a favorite winter destination for the affluent crowd over a century ago. Today, the state attracts visitors from around the world with its golden beaches and modern theme parks. You can spend your entire vacation enjoying the state's highly developed seaside areas, but remember that some of Florida's best-kept secrets are in secluded locations. Visit the big cities and their comfortable resorts offering top-notch dining and nightlife, but leave some time to see the peninsula's swampy landscape, filled with wild creatures and native plants. Farther away from the tourist-packed urban areas, the untamed wetlands of Florida offer a selection of things to do, such as kayaking, boat rides, and numerous other outdoor activities.